O1008 Sigma-Aldrich

Oleic acid

≥99% (GC)

Synonym: cis-9-Octadecenoic acid, Elainic acid



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vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 176 °C)
assay   ≥99% (GC)
form   viscous liquid
refractive index   n20/D 1.459(lit.)
bp   194-195 °C/1.2 mmHg(lit.)
mp   13-14 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: insoluble (practically)
  alcohol: soluble
  benzene: soluble
  chloroform: soluble
  oil: soluble (fixed and volatile)
density   0.89 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   human ... PRKCA(5578), PRKCB(5579), PRKCD(5580), PRKCE(5581), PRKCG(5582), PRKCH(5583), PRKCI(5584), SOAT1(6646), SOAT2(8435)


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Biochem/physiol Actions

Activates protein kinase C in hepatocytes.

Uncouples oxidative phosphorylation. Inhibits 2,4-dinitrophenol−stimulated ATPase. Action reversed by adding serum albumin.


1, 5, 25 g in ampule


Oleic acid may be used in the preparation of 10-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid and methyl ester of the 10-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid.

General description

Oleic acid (OA) is a fatty acid. Its quantitative removal from the mixtures of triglyceride and partial glycerides has been reported. OA is widely used as surfactant for the stabilization of magnetic nanoparticles. Monodisperse magnetite nanoparticles (7 and 19nm) coated with OA have been prepared.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
>235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>113 °C
Protocols & Articles


Chemical Synthesis of Monodisperse Magnetic Nanoparticles

Magnetic nanoparticles have attracted tremendous attention due to their novel properties and their potential applications in magnetic recording, magnetic energy storage and biomedicine.1-3 Thanks to ...
Sheng Peng, Shouheng Sun
Material Matters 2009, 4.1, 14.
Keywords: Applications, Chemical vapor deposition, Deposition, Diffusion, Magnetic resonance imaging, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, Methods, Microscopy, Nucleic acid annealing, Oxidations, Precipitation, Reductions, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy

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